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About Antique Wall Clock

Unlike you, antique wall clocks do not choose who to give the time of day. With a subtle tick or loud knocking tock, they chime in at every opportunity. Since ancient times, people relied on timing devices to get through the day, week, month, and year. The origins of antique wall clocks date back to the medieval times. They initially accompanied religious services and ceremonies, acting as timing tools to regulate monastic prayers. Their use spread to European cities and eventually the world. Thanks to input from engineers, architects, artists, and interior designers, these clocks appeared in beautiful and elaborate designs. In the thirteenth century, antique pendulum wall clocks arrived on the time-telling scene. Made of cast iron or brass and incredibly heavy, they appeared in beautiful cathedrals in Europe. Then, like now, long heavy pendulum tails indicate the passage of time on the hour. In the United States during the 15th century, skilled artisans introduced smaller and equally charming antique wood wall clocks. These clocks come in many types of wood, including oak, mahogany, and pine. They feature bold Roman numeral clock faces and operate using mechanical pulley systems. On eBay, you can search a large collection of old-fashioned clocks available from reliable sellers, ready to give you the time of day.